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September 2017

 Image by  Zack Hamby Photography

Image by Zack Hamby Photography

Sweet and simple—and perfectly Southern! That’s the way we prefer our High Country nuptials. Take a peek at Katie + Wade’s ooh-la-la lovely affair at the always pleasant and always charming, Leatherwood Mountains Resort. This wedding is easy on the eyes and also has us weak in the knees, to say the least. Check out that swoon-worthy Zack Hamby Photography captured first kiss as official Mr. & Mrs. The drape of her dress, the majesty of that arch, and freshness of those Shady Grove Gardens white hydrangeas and tulips has us wishing our hardest that we would have been a guest at this mountainside affair. And get this? Want to know how Wade proposed to his beloved? After dating his gal, Katie, for nearly a year and a half, he began taking selfies always with the handwritten note,  “I love you, Katie” somewhere positioned in the picture. After a romantic nightcap at Bistro Roca, and a return to their mountain cabin, Wade handed her the photo album he had assembled and got down on one knee. Needless to say, Katie said yes! 

Venue, Catering: Leatherwood Mountains Resort

Planner: Abbie Hanchey, Leatherwood Mountains Resort

Photographer: Zack Hamby Photography

Florals: Shady Grove Gardens

Cake: Cakes by Becca

Music: Mountain Peak Sound

Beauty: Beautiful Bride on Location

Rentals: A & J Rentals

 Image by  Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

Image by Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

With college football and what comes with it (cue the cozy sweaters, apple-picking, and hot chocolate!) finally and officially here, we thought it fitting we share this sweet fall-inspired fête between house-divided pair, Clemson fan Amanda & Carolina fan Kyzer. With our dear friends Fletcher & Fletcher Photography behind the lens and floral maven Fuschia Moss providing those beautifully curated bouquets and centerpieces (we spy our fave periwinkle floral thistle), this is a wedding that certainly scores. With the help of their planner, Melissa Riley of Day or Your Dreams Wedding Planning, Amanda & Kyzer pieced together what we like to call a “progressive Big Day.” The duo held their reception at Westglow Resort & Spa, against a backdrop of fall mist and then when all was said and done (ahem… “I do!”), the wedding party along with guests made their way to Chetola Resort for a tented reception. The dreamiest! 

Ceremony Venue: Westglow Resort & Spa

Reception Venue, Catering, Rentals: Chetola Resort

Photographer: Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

Planner: Melissa Riley, Day of Your Dreams Wedding Planning

Florals: Fuschia Moss Floral Design

Cake: Stick Boy Bread Company

Beauty: Shear Shakti Salon


 Image by  Natural Craft Photography

Image by Natural Craft Photography

Forget that fancy aisle covered in rose petals. It’s time to roll out the red carpet for this next glamorous pair of newlyweds! Unsure what I mean? Read on to find out! Valerie and Justin, who serendipitously met after Valerie performed what we can only guess was one heck of a memorable rendition of the Queen Classic, “Fat Bottom Girls,” (snagged her a hubbie now, didn’t it?) knew their alfresco affair had to be one that nixed the soft and sweet and aimed for the bold and the beautiful. Why? The couple, who respectively hail from Iowa and Missouri, wanted to show off their new High Country home and all its glory to visiting family and friends and give them a glimpse into their newly planted roots. Cue those mighty sassy candy-apple red pumps, vintage birdcage veil, and verdant natural landscape that Valle Crucis Vineyard offers up. While photo maven Ashley, of Natural Craft Photography, was present to document each smile, tender moment, and smooch, Gadabouts Catering was there with their superhero gear on to save the day. When a ominous grey sky threatened to dampen their ceremony, quick thinking by the Gadabouts crew had them serving up at an impromptu cocktail hour while wedding-goers waited out the weather. Sounds like a good plan to us! Thanks for sharing, Valerie and Justin, and congrats on tying the knot!


Photographer: Natural Craft Photography

Venue: Valle Crucis Vineyard

Florals: Shady Grove Gardens (florals), the bride (arrangements)

Catering: Gadabouts Catering

Cake: Stick Boy Bread Company

Beauty: Canvas Beauty Bar

Rentals: A & J Rental